Dementia and diversity project
This project is focused on dementia and diversity in collaboration with Alzheimer's Cymru and Diverse Cymru and aims to inform and improve services in the Grangetown community.
Dr Sofia Vougioukalou, a Research Fellow from the School of Healthcare Sciences is interested in talking to Grangetown residents about:
- cultural and religious perspectives on dementia care
- concerns they might have about old age and dementia
- whether they have experiences caring for an older relative with dementia
- what their views are on existing materials on spirituality and dementia such as those provided by the NHS and the Alzheimer's Society.
It has been suggested that these conversations could happen in the form of focus groups or group conversations with tea, coffee and food.
There is also a desire to run a 'dementia friends' session in a community centre which is a 1-hour dementia awareness session provided by the Alzheimer's Society. Sessions only for women or only for men or mixed sessions could all be accommodated if requested.
A dementia awareness session will be held at the Grangetown Educational Centre in February followed by a focus group on how dementia is perceived in different cultures.
A focus group will also be held with the Grangetown Youth Forum in February.
An open session will be held at Grangetown Hub one Saturday morning in February or March.
A celebration event will take place at Grange Pavilion on Saturday 16 May 2020, which will be open to the whole community.